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Wishes Under The Willow Tree out today

September 2017

The second novel from the prize-winning author of The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is out on e-book in the UK. 

Wishes Under The Willow Tree is the utterly charming and uplifting story of Benedict Stone, a 44 year-old jeweller who is trying to win back the affections of this estranged wife Estelle.

No better story to make you smile and keep you warm as the wintery weather comes in. 

Congratulations Phaedra! 

Rise & Shine Benedict Stone out in the US today!

May 2017

The wonderful second novel from Phaedra Patrick is published today in the US!

Rise & Shine Benedict Stone is filled with colourful characters and irresistible charm, and fans of the critically acclaimed The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, Phaedra’s debut novel, will love this.

Congratulations Phaedra!
 

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper out in paperback

September 2016

The brilliantly uplifting debut novel by Phaedra Patrick is out in paperback today.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a book club favourite in US and UK and has received some fantastic reviews.

‘Charming by name, charming by nature. This book is a balm for the soul and the heart’ – The Sun

Get your copy and enjoy a brighter day!

Patrick goes to Harlequin

March 2015

We have more exciting rights news for The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by début novelist, Phaedra Patrick.

UK & Commonwealth rights have been sold to Harlequin Mira and North American rights (including Canada) were also sold in an overnight pre-empt to Harlequin Mira US

Rights for this title have sold in a further five territories: Brazil, Germany, Italy, The Netherlands and Sweden, as well as Unabridged audio rights selling to WF Howes. 

Mira UK will publish in hardback in January 2016, with the US edition following in June 2016. 

Phaedra visited the Darley Anderson blog to talk about her publishing story so far, and the inspiration behind those curious charms...

Huge congratulations, Phaedra!

Phaedra with Emma, Mary, Clare and MIRA UK

Arthur Pepper scoops top French prize!

June 2017

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick has won the prestigious Prix des Lectrices Milady 2017!

The Prix des Lectrices Milady is a readers’ choice award, launched by Éditions Milady in 2014, previous winners include Jojo Moyes, who Phaedra beat this year!

Congratulations Phaedra!
 

Arthur Pepper US Paperback out now

February 2017

The wonderful and warming debut novel from Phaedra Patrick, The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, is out in paperback in the US. 

Arthur Pepper has really resonated with American fans, and has become a real book club favourite. Phaedra is currently on her second tour of the United States attending writers’ events, readings and meeting fans across the country as part of the exciting build-up to publication of her second novel, Rise and Shine Benedict Stone

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is published today!

April 2016

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper, the wonderful debut novel from Phaedra Patrick, is published today by Mira UK.

In the loneliness of his Yorkshire home, widower Arthur Pepper begins to clear out his late wife Miriam’s wardrobe. But he soon makes a surprising discovery – a mysterious gold charm bracelet.

Intrigued by his find, Arthur sets off on an adventure to uncover the story behind each of the charms. It’s a journey which finds him fending off a ravenous tiger, reconnecting with his estranged children, and shedding his clothes for art.

But as the story of each charm unfolds, more mysteries materialise, and Arthur realises that his wife led a secret life before they met. And after forty years of marriage he begins to wonder if he ever knew her at all….

A search to know his wife. A journey to find himself.

Congratulations, Phaedra!
 

Phaedra Patrick joins the Darley Anderson Agency!

February 2015

We are so excited to welcome début author, Phaedra Patrick, to the Darley Anderson Agency.

The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper is a heartwarming and quirky novel about widower Arthur’s journey to get to know his late wife and find himself.

In the loneliness of his Yorkshire home, widower Arthur Pepper begins to clear out his late wife Miriam’s wardrobe. But he soon makes a surprising discovery – a mysterious gold charm bracelet.

Intrigued by his find, Arthur sets off on an adventure to uncover the story behind each of the charms. It’s a journey which finds him fending off a ravenous tiger, reconnecting with his estranged children, and shedding his clothes for art. 

But as the story of each charm unfolds, more mysteries materialise, and Arthur realises that his wife led a secret life before they met. And after forty years of marriage he begins to wonder if he ever knew her at all…

In very exciting news, the international reaction for this title has been incredible and rights have already sold to BtB Verlag in Germany, Garzanti in Italy,  Rocco in Brazil and Forum in Sweden!

Welcome to the agency, Phaedra!
 

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